Why Does Neck Pain Develop?
One of the most common causes of neck pain today is degenerative disc disease. This is a common cause of disc problems in people as they grow older. The discs start to wear down over time, which means they can't absorb shock in the same way that they used to. As the cervical discs wear down, the vertebrae come closer together. This often causes the spinal joints to become compressed and can cause arthritis. Degenerative disc disease also causes other issues like herniated discs in some cases. While neck pain may be most common in people as they age, it is also seen in young people. Often, neck pain results from poor posture or improper ergonomics while working. Many people who see the chiropractor with neck pain have been in an accident, with auto accidents being the most common cause.
What is the Treatment For Neck Pain?
Each case of neck pain can be as unique as the individual, so Dr. Allen will design a pain relief plan just for each person. Treatment begins with a thorough hands-on exam of the whole cervical and lumbar spine. During this exam, Dr. Allen will look to identify the root reason for the neck pain. Once the cause of the pain is known, he can do gentle adjustments that are designed to correct alignment, relieve pressure, and alleviate pain. The adjustments can be done both by hand and with specialized chiropractic instruments when needed.
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Once the spine is properly aligned, it's possible to avoid a recurrence of neck pain if patients take the proper steps. This may include special strengthening exercises, ergonomic devices, and posture correction. Many people find that regular chiropractic adjustments allow them to avoid neck pain and can help them achieve their optimum levels of health.